4%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$89.3 Million out of
$2.4 Billion for all rights
1,183 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Big Lottery Fund $16.5 M
  2. Comic Relief $8.9 M
  3. NoVo Foundation $6.5 M
  4. Nationale Postcode Loterij $5.1 M
  5. Bridge House Estates $4.8 M
  6. EEA and Norway Grants $4.5 M
  7. Oak Foundation $3.2 M
  8. Esmée Fairbairn Foundation $2.8 M
  9. Paul Hamlyn Foundation $2.5 M
  10. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.3 M
  11. Tides Foundation $2.1 M
  12. The Tudor Trust $2.1 M
  13. The UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women $2.0 M
  14. Disability Rights Fund $1.8 M
  15. Abilis Foundation $1.6 M
  16. American Jewish World Service - Donor Advised Funds $1.6 M
  17. Fund for Women's Equality $1.2 M
  18. GE Foundation $1.1 M
  19. Disability Rights Advocacy Fund $971.2 K
  20. Foundation to Promote Open Society $899.8 K
  21. American Jewish World Service $728.6 K
  22. The California Endowment $625.0 K
  23. The Prudential Foundation $575.0 K
  24. Bodossaki Foundation $574.5 K
  25. Fundacja Batorego $524.7 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

3%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$93.2 Million out of
$3.7 Billion for all rights
536 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. Australia $23.5 M
  2. Finland $18.6 M
  3. European Union Institutions $13.4 M
  4. Canada $7.4 M
  5. Belgium $6.0 M
  6. Norway $5.9 M
  7. Germany $4.0 M
  8. Sweden $3.0 M
  9. France $2.8 M
  10. United States $2.0 M
  11. Italy $1.8 M
  12. United Kingdom $1.6 M
  13. Spain $1.2 M
  14. Ireland $447.2 K
  15. Switzerland $358.6 K
  16. OPEC Fund for International Development $350.0 K
  17. Poland $276.4 K
  18. Iceland $106.1 K
  19. Korea $99.1 K
  20. Japan $76.5 K
  21. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) $73.3 K
  22. Czech Republic $69.1 K
  23. Austria $44.4 K
  24. Portugal $15.4 K
  25. International Labour Organisation $10.0 K
  26. M = Millions

Foundation Funding by Region

Asia & Pacific

$6,194,485 (7%)
155 Grants (13%)

Caribbean

$353,500 (0%)
15 Grants (1%)

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, & Russia

$5,829,576 (7%)
176 Grants (15%)

Global Programs

$2,471,626 (3%)
18 Grants (2%)

Latin America & Mexico

$1,226,412 (1%)
35 Grants (3%)

Middle East & North Africa

$1,858,274 (2%)
41 Grants (3%)

North America

$21,372,718 (24%)
213 Grants (18%)

Sub-Saharan Africa

$9,687,037 (11%)
252 Grants (21%)

Western Europe

$39,378,257 (44%)
268 Grants (23%)

Region totals include both foundation grants directly to recipients based in the region specified and foundation grants to recipients located in other regions to do work benefiting the region specified. Grants may mention more than one region of benefit and therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Intersecting Populations

In order to show the intersections of multiple population groups, these graphics indicate other population groups supported within funding towards the group highlighted on this page.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Sample Grants

  • The F. B. Heron Foundation
    National Organization on Disability (United States)
    To achieve a meaningful increase in employment for persons with disabilities in US corporations.
  • Comic Relief
    AbleChild Africa (Uganda)
    To promote inclusive education for disabled children and connect children utilizing a 'child-to-child' approach.